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    Girl Power In Chess

    GM Gserper Apr 22, 2017, 7:22 PM

    At of this writing, GM Hou Yifan is the sole leader of the super tournament in Baden Baden. Her play in this tournament so far is simply unbelievable and each game is a textbook example of good chess. Photo:...

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    How To Stomp Emanuel Lasker

    IM Silman Apr 20, 2017, 2:29 AM

    Simultaneous exhibitions are a great thing. A player who would normally never come face-to-face with a famous chess international master or grandmaster is able to live a dream and do his best to beat a legend and...

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    The Queen Of Blunders Takes On Tactics

    louisathomas Apr 19, 2017, 1:22 PM

    In the beginning, tactics were a way to waste time. They were something to do while I was impatient, waiting in line or while water boiled. I had never played chess before, but I had watched my boyfriend play it,...

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    Aronian Misses Fifth Win In A Row

    PeterDoggers Apr 22, 2017, 5:20 PM

    Having won the Grenke Chess Classic already, Levon Aronian missed an excellent chance to finish with another win today, vs Fabiano Caruana. Eventually all games in the final round ended in draws. The...

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    Topalov Wins A Brilliancy In Shamkir

    NM SamCopeland Apr 22, 2017, 1:58 PM

    Pavel Eljanov won his second game in a row to start The Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir in clear first place after two rounds, but the main story of the day was Veselin Topalov's beautiful win as Black against Radek...

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    So's Unbeaten Streak Ended By Mamedyarov

    FM MikeKlein Apr 21, 2017, 4:31 PM

    After 67 consecutive classical games without a loss, GM Wesley So's streak ended today in the opening round of Shamkir Chess 2017, colloquially known as the Vugar Gashimov Memorial. The streak dated back to last...

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  • 4 Exercises To Become A Tactical Genius: Part 3's Thumbnail

    4 Exercises To Become A Tactical Genius: Part 3

    IM dpruess Dec 14, 2016, 3:35 PM

    They say chess is tactics, tactics, tactics! Well, they are right, and IM David Pruess is here with another exercise to challenge your tactical skills. A lot of players do simple tactical patterns often, but Pruess...

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    High Volume Errors: Member Analysis

    GM JRLOK Apr 13, 2017, 1:33 PM

    What are the errors that chess players make again and again? Turn up your speakers for this member-analysis by GM Dzindzi.

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    Best Of PRO Chess League: Tactics

    GM vegasicilia Apr 6, 2017, 2:16 PM

    The 2017 season of the PRO Chess League is in the books, and chess fans across the world enjoyed thrilling play by some of the top names in chess. GM Ivan Sokolov reviews the best tactics played in the league...

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  • GM Khachiyan Simul at the Evans Memorial's Thumbnail

    GM Khachiyan Simul at the Evans Memorial

    WCM mkkuhner Apr 23, 2017, 3:37 PM

    I arrived in Reno the day before the tournament.  (I learned my lesson many years ago about flying on the day of the event, as I sat in foggy Chicago while my clock ran out.)  This gave me the chance to participate...

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    2017 Washington High School State Team Championship

    RookSacrifice Apr 23, 2017, 2:55 PM

    The story goes back to last year. Last year, playing for Redmond High School in the tournament for the first time (in 9th grade), we were the second highest rated team, and had a good chance to win the team championship....

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    Junior 4NCL 2016/17

    DBowcott Apr 23, 2017, 1:10 PM

    The Junior 4NCL is held annually, bringing the best of the best from the junior squads across the English and Welsh counties, putting them into teams of 4 and setting them against each other. This year, Warwickshire...

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